Expanding their kids’ programming slate, Peacock announced the pickup of DreamWorks Animation series Megamind’s Guide to Defending Your City, Abominable and The Invisible City and follow ups to the hit animated films. The lineup also includes animated preschool series like Press Start!, Team Mekbots Animal Rescue, Dino Pops, and season two of Babble Bop!
Peacock previously greenlit the make-and-do series The Makery and released season one of the musical dance jamboree series, Babble Bop! Additional Peacock Originals in the kids space include Curious George: Cape Ahoy, as well as the DreamWorks Animation series Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here!, Cleopatra In Space, Where’s Waldo? and Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes Of The Sky.
Megamind’s Guide to Defending Your City
This CG Animation work is the series follow-up to the hit movie, where Megamind goes from being a supervillain and the scourge of Metro City to a superhero who’s learning on the job. He’ll be bringing the audience along for the ride, as Megamind’s trusty brainbots will be recording everything, making him the world’s first superhero influencer.
Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, who wrote the 2010 feature, are executive producing the series alongside Eric Fogel. The co-executive producer and story editor is JD Ryznar and the series is produced by DreamWorks Animation.
With music at the heart of Babble Bop! each episode will be constructed around a simple and danceable preschool song, either original or a new take on a beloved nursery rhyme or traditional song.
The musical dance jamboree series for preschoolers is a foot-tapping, hand-clapping, baby-bottom wiggling, sing-along world of music, dance and preschool play. With a mix of new takes on classic nursery rhymes and original songs, this inclusive short-form series is intended for social and emotional learning for the pre-k set.
Heroes Lily, Hugo, Miguel, Izzie and Sam will play the day away movin’ and boppin’ and havin’ a ball to awesome, catchy, repeatable – and sometimes very familiar – songs. With new characters animals and brand-new song styles the second season continues to hold up a magnifying glass to the little things in their life: having a snack, dressing up, drawing with crayons, watching the clouds, or playfully helping their parents (who are always around if not on camera) as best they can.
Dan Fill and Raja Khanna are the executive producers while Christine Thompson serves as the producer. Luke Jurevicius and Tim D.P. Thompson has co-directed the show written by Katherine Stanford and produced by Dark Slope.
It is a comedy-adventure mash-up. Sunny and his sister Rue are all about the exciting, fast-paced world of the ‘24 KARAT QUEST’ video game. Athletic, brave and funny, Super Rabbit Boy is the hero of this fantastical Game-World. When the siblings end up able to play IN the game, their life is flipped upside down.
Across the series, every episode takes place in Sunny and Rue’s “real” world home and in Super Rabbit Boy’s “game” world.
Once Sunny or Rue zap themselves into the SRB Game-World, they become part of the quirkiest, coolest, craziest super-hero partnership any kid ever imagined as they team up with the Game-World’s unparalleled guardian, Super Rabbit Boy, to save the SRB Game-World from total destruction by Villain Bosses. In the process, Sunny and Rue become Super Rabbit Boy’s powerful pixelated partners.
Press Start! is based on the best-selling and award-winning Scholastic book series, Press Start! (written and illustrated by: Thomas Flintham). Of note, the lead characters are of East Indian heritage, which will be reflected in the storytelling, the diverse make-up of the writers room, and the inclusion of other talent participating in the series.
Pierre Sissmann, Dominique Bourse, Karen K. Miller, Scott Kraft serve as the executive producers, while Cyber Group Studios has produced the animated CG comedy-adventure. Scott Kraft is the story editor.
Team Mekbots Animal Rescue
Climb in! Power up! Save the day! In Team Mekbots Animal Rescue, four animal-loving kids from around the world use their tech skills to create giant Mekbots – each inspired by a different animal. In every adventure, the kids save animals all over the globe and show that teamwork, environmental smarts and compassion make you a hero. Oh, and robotic animal powers help too!
Mateo, Kawhi, Mei-Lin and Frost drive the Mekbots. Each Mekbot is a gigantic, stomping mech, styled after an animal. Once the kids are inside, their movements become the Mekbots’ movements, right down to the facial expressions!
Team Mekbots Animal Rescue is an animated preschool series that inspires kids to see the outsized good they can do in the world, and how they can be a HUGE help to all living things!
The series is created by More Minds Studio.Rob Hudnut and Mads Munk serve as executive producers, Shane Amsterdam as the story editor and Steed Sun as the art director. Marianna Knaze is the supervising producer of the show that has been produced by M2 Animation.
The show is set in a vivid, hyper-realistic land inhabited by ferocious – and often silly – dinosaurs. While the landscape and dinosaurs may be prehistoric, modern elements familiar to kids, from ice cream cones to race cars, will burst onto the scene and delight viewers. Dino Pops will deliver engaging and easy-to-digest bursts of dinosaur-related information aimed at preschool-aged children.
Every episode will showcase different dinosaurs and delve into their traits and attributes. From T-rex to Triceratops, Raptors to Titanosaurs, the secrets of the inhabitants of a very different world will be revealed in hyper realist animation with a twist that makes it a perfect bite sized morsel of funtainment.
Dino Pops consulted with the renowned Argentinian Paleontologist Dr. Diego Pol for all dinosaur information and facts. Diego and his team have discovered fossils of over 20 new species of dinosaurs, including the discovery of Bagualia alba. This ten-ton, forty-foot-long, with a ten-foot neck dinosaur, roamed the wilds of Patagonia 179 million years ago and will be making its TV debut on Dino Pops.
The series has been created by Ailing Zubizarreta. Maria Benel, Zubizarreta, and Nico Ferrer are executive producers. The head writer is Matt Doyle. Mobius Lab Kids and Cisneros Media have produced the fact-based educational series.
Abominable and the Invisible City
It is a comedy adventure series that continues the wild and woolly fun of DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable. Through Everest the yeti, Yi, Jin, and Peng know that there’s a whole magical world out there, and now it’s even closer than they think! When they discover that their surroundings are teeming with magical creatures in need of their help, the kids will set out on extraordinary and heartfelt adventures throughout their city and beyond.
The CG animation series is based on the hit DreamWorks Animation film, Abominable.
Jim Schumann is the executive producer while Katherine Nolfi serves as the co-executive producer. Tiffany Lo and Ethel Lung are the story editors and the show is produced by DreamWorks Animation.